Anechoic Chamber Test Facility GNSS Simulator System CFN
Ministry of Defence
Published date: 13 July 2021
Open opportunity – This means that the contract is currently active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to fulfil the contract.

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Contract summary
• Global navigation and positioning systems (GPS or equivalent) – 38112100
• Research, testing and scientific technical simulator – 38970000
• Anechoic chamber – 42992200
Location of contract
BS34 8JH
Value of contract
£1,500,000 to £2,000,000
Procurement reference
Published date
13 July 2021
Closing date
13 August 2021
Closing time
Contract start date
1 November 2021
Contract end date
31 March 2024
Contract type
Supply contract
Procedure type
Restricted procedure (OJEU)
Contract is suitable for SMEs?
Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

The Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S), United Kingdom Global Navigation Satellite System Project Office (UK GNSS PO) has an approved funding line for a modernised Anechoic Chamber Test Facility (ACTF) for Future Multi-Frequency, Multi-Constellation Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Receiver and Anti-Jam (AJ) System Performance / Platform Vulnerability Testing. As part of the facility modernisation, a new GNSS simulation capability is required.
The GNSS simulator competition is for the purchase of a complete system, including the broadcast antenna; there is no opportunity for product/solution development.
An additional option for support and maintenance from delivery of product will also be included until end of contract (31 March 2024).

More information
·         Tender Notice
·         Link to eSourcing Portal
Additional text
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– There may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available)

How to apply
Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

About the buyer
Contact name
Thomas Shields
MOD Abbey wood, Spruce 2B
BS34 8JH
07812 461417

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Closing: 13 August 2021, 12pm

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